3D Metrology Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

3D Metrology Market Research Report: Information By Component (Hardware, Software and Service), By Product (Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Optical Digitizer and Scanner (ODS), Video Measuring Machine (VMM), Automated Optical Inspection and Form Measurement), By Application (Quality Control and Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Virtual Simulation and others), By End User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Architecture & Construction, Medical, Electronics, Energy & Power, Heavy Machinery Industry, Mining and others) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/2445-CR | July 2019 | Region: Global | 90 pages

Market Analysis


Global 3D Metrology Market is predicted to touch USD 15 Billion at a 9% CAGR between 2019- 2025, reveals the latest Market Research Future’s (MRFR) 3D metrology market report. The strong growth is due to the accuracy of the technology. 


COVID-19 Analysis 


With the on-going COVID-19 outbreak upending industries across the globe, several product designers, manufacturers, and 3D printing/3D scanning service providers have stepped up to the plate for playing their role to fight the deadly virus and save lines, all through 3D measurement technologies. Additive manufacturing approaches and 3D scanning are helping in accelerating product development, reverse engineering, quality control, and prototyping to scale up the production of protective equipment. Among others, it is the medical equipment sector that is leveraging the potential and power of 3D measurement technologies. A good number of healthcare companies are developing and producing respirators, face shields, mask filters, and life-saving masks, among others. This is likely to have a positive impact on the 3D metrology market size.


Owing to this crisis, the work environments have been redesigned with just a handful of workers investing less time collaboratively for the physical-distancing needs. This thus creates an acute requirement for industries to be more agile. Thus, the need for 3D metrology is likely to boost up globally. The impact of this virus across the globe is pushing to online and virtual tools that will further boost the 3D metrology market share.


Market Dynamics



  • Drivers 


Adoption of Industry 4.0 to Bolster Market Growth 


The increasing adoption of industry 4.0 is likely to bolster market growth over the forecast period. Its adoption plays an imperative part in the advent of services in the market. Industry 4.0 lays emphasis on digitizing the physical assets along with their integration into the digital ecosystem with different value chain members.


Additional factors adding to the global 3D metrology industry growth include growing adoption for highly accurate inspection and detailed information, growing focus on quality control, rise in research and development spending, increasing adoption in different industries including heavy machinery, energy and power, construction, and engineering, automotive, and aerospace to maintain the product quality, demand for portable 3d metrology, 3d metrology solutions, 3d metrology equipment, booming aviation industry, increasing urbanization, and growing automotive industry.



  • Opportunities


Booming Automotive Industry to offer Robust Opportunities 


The growing automotive industry is likely to offer robust opportunities to market players in the upcoming days. There is increasing adoption of 3D testing and 3D metrology to capture detailed information and run full-field evaluations. This includes inspection, quality checks, and measurement of different tools, sheet metal parts, plastic, and castings on vehicle bodies and assemblies.



  • Restraints


High Cost to Act as Market Restraint 


The high cost required to set up a 3D metrology facility may act as a market restraint over the forecast period. 



  • Challenges


Lack of Expertise to Act as a Market Challenge 


The lack of expertise to effectively handle 3D metrology systems may act as a major challenge for market players in the upcoming days.


Market Segmentation 


Global 3D Metrology System Market has been segmented based on End User, Application, Product, and Component.


Hardware Segment to Lead 3D Metrology System Market 


By component, the global 3D metrology system market is segmented into service, software, and hardware. Of these, the hardware segment will lead the market over the forecast period, followed by the 3d metrology software segment.


CMM Segment to Dominate 3D Metrology System Market 


By product, the global 3D metrology market is segmented into form measurement, automated optical inspection, video measuring machine (VMM), optical digitizer and scanner (ODS), and coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The CMM segment is further segmented into articulated arm CMM, cantilever CMM, horizontal arm CMM, gantry CMM, and bridge CMM. The ODS segment is again segmented into laser tracker, structured light scanner, and 3D laser scanner. The VMM segment is again segmented into multisensory measuring system, optical comparator, measuring microscope, and vision system. Of these, the CMM segment will dominate the market over the forecast period.


Reverse Engineering Segment to Spearhead 3D Metrology Market 


By application, the global 3D metrology market is segmented into virtual simulation, reverse engineering, quality control and inspection, and others. Of these, the reverse engineering segment will spearhead the market over the forecast period.


Automotive Segment to Have Lions Share in 3D Metrology Market 


By end user, the global 3D metrology market is segmented into mining, heavy machinery industry, energy and power, electronics, medical, architecture and construction, automotive, aerospace and defence, and others. Of these, the automotive segment will have the lions share in the market over the forecast period.


Regional Analysis


APAC to Sway 3D Metrology Market 


Geographically, the global 3D metrology market has been segmented into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific (APAC), Central & South America, & the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Of these, the APAC region will sway the market over the forecast period. Increasing adoption of 3D metrology by electronics and automobile manufacturers for various applications such as virtual simulation, reverse engineering, and quality control and inspection across different verticals, high economic growth by Japan and China, the region is the hub for different industrial products, China being the leader in industrial output products like equipment manufacturing, food processing, transportation, consumer product, iron, chemical, and steel, and increasing use of 3D metrology in various power generation and industrial applications like mold and die design, raw casting, forging inspection, and inspection of power generation components are adding to the global 3D metrology market growth in the region.


North America to Hold Second-Largest Share in 3D Metrology Market 


In North America, the global 3D metrology market is predicted to hold the second-largest share over the forecast period. The strong presence of pharmaceutical, automotive, and aerospace equipment manufacturers in the US, quick automation of automotive manufacturing facilities, demand for 3D metrology services, and constant technological advancements are adding to the global 3D metrology market growth in the region.


Competitive Landscape 


The global 3D metrology market is highly fragmented as well as competitive in nature with the presence of many key players. These key players have adopted several strategies to remain head and shoulders above others in the competition, such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, new product launches, and more.


Key Players 


Leading players profiled in the 3D metrology market report include Exact Metrology (US), Applied Materials (US), 3D System Corp (US), 3D Digital Corp (US), Automated Precision (US), GoM (Germany), Creaform (Canada), Perceptron (US), Keyence (Japan), Jenoptik (Germany), KLA-Tencor (US), Nikon Corporation (Japan), Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan), FARO Technologies (US), Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), and Hexagon AB (Sweden).


Recent Developments



  • January 2021- The rapid sustainment office of the Air Force is reaching out to a 3D scanner in order to reverse engineer parts that are not in production.


Report Scope 


The global 3D metrology market report by Market Research Future throws light on the current trends and niches in the industry. The report also lays emphasis on the various market drivers, opportunities, market restraints, and challenges, as well as offers insights for the forecast period. It also throws light on the different market segments along with the contribution of every leading 3D metrology company for a comprehensive understanding of the reader


By Component 



  • Hardware 

  • Software 

  • Service 


By Product 



  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • Optical Digitizer and Scanner (ODS)

  • Video Measuring Machine (VMM)

  • Automated Optical Inspection

  • Form Measurement


By Application 



  • Quality Control and Inspection

  • Reverse Engineering 

  • Virtual Simulation

  • Others 


By End-User 



  • Aerospace and Defence

  • Automotive 

  • Architecture and Construction 

  • Medical

  • Electronics 

  • Energy and Power 

  • Heavy Machinery Industry 

  • Mining 

  • Others


By Region 



  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

  • Central and South America



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 15 Billion
  CAGR   9%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Product, Application, End User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Exact Metrology (US), Applied Materials (US), 3D System Corp (US), 3D Digital Corp (US), Automated Precision (US), GoM (Germany), Creaform (Canada), Perceptron (US), Keyence (Japan), Jenoptik (Germany), KLA-Tencor (US), Nikon Corporation (Japan), Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan), FARO Technologies (US), Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), and Hexagon AB (Sweden)
  Key Market Opportunities   The growing automotive industry is likely to offer robust opportunities.
  Key Market Drivers

  • The increasing adoption of industry 4.0.
  • Growing adoption for highly accurate inspection and detailed information.
  • Growing focus on quality control.


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The 3D metrology market is anticipated to mark 9% CAGR.

    By the end of 2025, the market size of 3D metrology is poised to touch USD 15 Bn.

    Some of the industries that leverage the technology are aerospace & defense, architecture & construction, automotive, medical, energy & power, electronics, heavy machinery industry, and mining, among others.

    Hexagon AB (Sweden), FARO Technologies (US), Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan), and Nikon Corporation (Japan) are few of the major market participants.

    Asia Pacific is expected to maintain the forefront position in the 3D metrology market.

    The rising applications in the automotive industry are poised to contribute to development of the Europe market.

    The segments of the 3D metrology market, by application, are quality control and inspection, virtual simulation, reverse engineering, and others.